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    September 21, 2010
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. a vicious attack at a local strip mall, a man stabbed several times. police think two teenagers are responsible and tonight one of them still on the run. plus identity thieves targeting children and teenagers, how they're getting access to private information and what you can do to protect your family. and on capitol hill a setback for gays in the
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military. don't ask don't tell lives on for now and now some fear it won't be repealed any time soon. we're starting off tonight with that terrifying attack at a virginia strip mall. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. two teenagers are accused. one of them is still on the run. it happened this morning in manassas at the canterbury shopping village. fox 5's wisdom martin is just back from that neighborhood. >> this is a case of a man hired to do his job. when the suspects tried to rob him, he fought back and ended up in the hospital. manassas police say a man was hired by an out of town lean holder to do an annual assessment of the canterbury shopping center. sometime around 9:00 in the morning the worker was alone taking pictures of the property when he was approached by two suspects. they demanded the worker's money and camera. when he refused, the suspects started kicking and stabbing him. it was stunning news to many of the people who just found out
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about the stabbing. >> my child is in the academy. yeah. i think i'm really concerned. >> a little mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it's not the best neighborhood, but at the same time it's really shocking because that kind of thing just shouldn't happen. >> reporter: investigators say at one point during the attack workers arriving at the shopping center saw the man being beaten down and started blowing their horn and yelling. the suspects got scared and ran away. >> when my son is calling me, i was, you know, frightened. i was feeling like afraid, too, because i working day. >> reporter: long time business owner idalia andrade. >> it's really, really bad because we don't see a little bit people around here. i've been here for six years and i feel very comfortable, you know. the police always. now the police coming all the time here to be next-door, but this is what's surprising, 9:00 in the morning. that's just like something i never think is going to happen.
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>> reporter: police caught one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy. they are still searching for the other one. now the victim is in stable condition in the hospital with several stab wounds, but he is expected to survive. the 15-year-old has been charged with robbery and malicious wounding. >> wiz local martin, thank you. we -- wisdom martin, thank you. we are following a developing story in greenbelt tonight want police are investigating the murder of a woman found dead in an apartment complex on greenbelt road. investigators are only saying she had trauma to her upper body. she was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, no word on a motive or suspect. another big story following here at 10:00, major setback for gays in the military who want to serve openly without fear of retribution on. a procedural vote this afternoon the u.s. senate preserved the controversial policy don't ask don't tell. fox 5's bob barnard here with reaction. >> well, one democrat in the senate vietnam veteran john kerry of massachusetts says the republican filibuster today means gays in the military have
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no choice but to lie about who they are. on the senate floor don't ask don't tell got torpedoed by republicans who say they were happy to debate funding the military for the next fiscal year. >> but i will not and i urge my colleagues not to allow the defense bill to be a train that to carry through controversial unpopular pieces of legislation. >> reporter: a move to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the u.s. military. >> whether you disagree with this policy, whether you want to keep it or repeal it, the senate should not be forced to make this decision now. >> reporter: while the pentagon's asking men and women in the military what they think, the defense secretary and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff support allowing gays to serve openly. >> secretary gates a republican? besides this policy must change because there's an election coming up? of course not.
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it's because they reached a conclusion the policy needs to change. >> reporter: advocates for change fear a potential republican take-over of the senate next year would table the issue for some time. >> frustrating, disappointing, clearly a setback for repeal of don't ask don't tell. >> reporter: and army veteran aubrey sarva says the policy has real life implications for gays in the military. >> more service members will be discharged every day day under don't ask don't tell while the nature figures out how to proceed to a real debate on this issue. >> it was a great victory for the military today of. >> reporter: elaine done itly supports don't ask don't tell. -- donnelly supports don't ask don't tell. >> if we say sexually does not matter and we have men and women living in close quarters this is inherently disrupt. it. >> reporter: even one republican in the senate noted great britain, australia, israel and canada allow gays to serve openly in their armed
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forces. >> and none of these countries, not one, reports morale or recruitment problems. >> reporter: the marine general nominated to lead the corp. weighed in on don't ask don't tell on the hill today. you'll hear what general james amos thinks on the news edge at 11:00. >> see you then. a deadly day for u.s. troops in afghanistan. nine nato service members killed when their helicopter crashed in zabul province. a senior military official says a large number of americans were among the dead. it was the deadliest chopper crash for the coalition in four years. the taliban claims it shot down the helicopter overnight. there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. maryland's green party candidate running for the u.s. state was killed in a horrible car accident. natasha pettigrew was out riding her bike early sunday morning in largo when an suv hit her. tonight her mother shares the heartbreaking decision she made. laura evans joins us now with the story. >> maryland state police back at the scene investigating
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today, although no charges have yet been filed in this case. natasha pettigrew was out for a training ride around 5:30 a.m. sunday when the cadillac escalade slammed right into her. pettigrew's mother had to make the excruciating decision taking her daughter off life support. >> i'm empty. i'm lost. i miss her, but i did the right thing. i made the decision not to resuscitate when her heart failed. she would not want to have lived as n a vegetative stage. >> reporter: that tash -- in a vegetative stage. >> reporter: natasha pettigrew was riding route 202 when she was hit from behind. dennis henry went back to where her daughter parked sunday morning at community college, found her daughter's car and her shoe at the scene. >> we laughed when she bought those shoes.
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i told her they were the ugliest shoes i'd ever seen in my life and she said guess what? nobody else will have them but me and everywhere i go people will recognize me because of my sneakers. >> reporter: furious that police didn't take the shoe from the scene natasha's mother decided to sit on the curb until state police came back to get it. while she was there the young woman who witnessed the aftermath of the collision spoke with natasha's mom. crystal hayes says she saw the driver stop at the scene. >> as he pulled over i didn't want them to notice me noticing them, so i kept going. i saw smoke coming from front of the suv and i went up as soon as i could make a u-turn, i made the u-turn, i came back around and before i could get back around the suv was gone. >> reporter: hayes said she stayed with natasha until medics arrived. >> she was lying in the road. she wasn't responsive. she was totally unconscious. i did talk to her, told her that, you know, it was okay, told her that somebody was on the way. i told her to keep breathing.
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>> reporter: natasha pettigrew held on a little more than a day before her mother told the doctors to let her go. police say the bike was lodge the into the grille of the suv and the woman driving apparently didn't even cover the bike until she arrived home in upper marlboro. however, law enforcement sources say she didn't call police until about four hours after the collision. new charges tonight against the driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan. shamika adams is charged win voluntary man. she lost control of her -- of involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car and crashed into two pedestrians. one of those women died several days later. adams was originally charged with driving drunk and aggravated assault. the fox 5 storm force following summer's last stand and going with the theme this summer, it's sizzling. fall officially begins tomorrow and if you're keeping track, we've had 63 days so far this
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year at or above 90. tonight it looks like we'll get a few more. sue palka tracking this one in the weather center. >> summer does not want to give up the ghost and after a string of a few beautiful days, we will see temperatures warming up. get ready for heat to be about 10 degrees higher than it was today. officially we got up to create degrees today, but you can see as close by as cincinnati and detroit low 90s. meanwhile boston 72, so we had our little kind of mid-atlantic corner that was still pretty comfortable, but raleigh 809 degrees and down toward atlanta 95, little rock 97. that heat will get tapped tomorrow by that area of high pressure that's right on top of us tonight. as it moves to the east, it will start ushering that heat into our region and that's why we think we headed to at least 90 and upper 80s for the very coolest spot. tomorrow is officially the first day of fall but not until 11:09 at night. so your calendar may say the first day of fall is thursday,
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but the equinox is tomorrow night and the reason we have that unusual time is because that is the moment when the sun's rays are directly over the equator as it's moving down to the south and that will happen at 11:09 tomorrow night. yes, we still squeeze out mostly a summer day tomorrow and it will feel like it. we need rain, though, and i have a couple chances in the forecast. that will coming up. first glenn beck and al sharpton, now two comedians are planning to follow in their footsteps. >> dueling rallies on the national mall from jon stewart and steven coal barrett thought to be kind of a response to last month's -- colbert thought to be kind of a response to last month's restoring honor rally. we're taking a look coming up. it's a massive attack on twitter that reached the white house. find out how hackers were able to take advantage of the website. and parents know they have to protect their credit, but now thieves are going after children, what you can do to protect your family from financial disaster. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 just
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two tv comedy hosts preparing to give conservative commentator glenn beck a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of political humor to the nation's capital. they're calling on america to join them on the national mall just days before the midterm elections. fox 5's will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight it i announce the rally to restore sanity. [ cheering and applause ] >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day, comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class
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today out of 20 students 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television who call politicians out for their misstatements, hypocrisies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled just three days before the u.s. congressional midterm elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might otherwise have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> what could happen instead of siphoning them off and not getting them to go door to door is you might actually mobilize them, get them interested and get them to see what's at stake in this election. >> reporter: facebook sites for the october 30th rallies have already racked up nearly 200,000rsvps. >> the way they're roaching folks, you mentioned the tv show, but they're really reaching these folks through social networks. >> reporter: dex based salsa labs helps groups organize their movements online. >> what i'm hoping is going to
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happen is you'll have a lot of issues and candidates that will get a flood of new volunteers. >> reporter: the u.s. parks service said an application for the permit here on the national mall has been submitted but a lot has to be ironed out still, how many numbers do they expect, security plans, transportation, even portable bathrooms. but there's still time. the beck rally received permit approval just four days prior to the event. the park service says approval can even occur the very same day. in washington will thomas, fox 5 news. president obama's top economic advisor plans to leave the administration at the year end. lawrence summers will step down as director of the national economic council to return to harvard university. in a statement the president said he is grateful for summers' service during a time of great peril for our country. two other high profile members of president's economic team left earlier this year. the white house just one of the millions of twitter sites the hacker hit today.
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users all over the world spotted the problem this morning just moving the mouse sending users to an unexpected third-party site. we have the details. >> reporter: twitter gets a worm, a nor evening with an programmer in a post on his own account -- norwegian programmer in a post on his own account said he infected twitter with a virus just to see if he could do it. visitors to twitter.com found hovering their mouse around a certain link could cause pop-up messages and third-party websites to open in their browser even directing some to pornography. >> people are being redirected over to a pornography site, not something you're expecting, particularly when you don't click on a link. you just visit a site and bang, you're transported to a porn site. >> reporter: white house secretary robert gibbs tweets frequently. >> i was going to say looked like a scene out of the movie war games. >> reporter: he noticed the problem right away. >> get ahold of the tech guys and say i don't know what just happened. >> reporter: it's estimated 1.8 million people follow the white house's official twitter feed
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which gibbs says was taken down quickly but is now back up and running. >> there will be those that want to gum up the system and things like that. i don't hesitate to continue to use it. >> reporter: the company says it's safe to tweet again. programmers responded to the attack fixing it within a matter of hours. twitter issued a statement saying, "the security flaw was identified and now fully patched." computer experts say it's okay to use twitter again, but unfortunately it's difficult to prevent hackers from infiltrating any website. >> if it can hit the white house correspondent it, can hit you just as easily and there's not really anything you can do about it. >> reporter: twitter is reportedly blaming the breach on a recent update to its site. hackers were obviously able to take advantage of that security weakness and carry out the attack. coming up here next a major tea party group is $1 million richer this evening, but there's a twist with the
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donation. plus this video is all over the internet, a father storms onto a school bus and threatens students after his disabled daughter is bullied. tonight he is speaking out. he and a little later you just saw the highly anticipated season premier of glee. we're going behind the screens to hear from the actors. we'll be right back. ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity i know that we must do even better.
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iran's president is blaming capitalism for the world's problem. that was the message mahmoud ahmadinejad delivered as he spoke on the second day of the u.n. summit on defeating global poverty. he did not make any threats to destroy israel or america this year, but ahmadinejad did call for a new world order and for this to be the decade for joint global government saying the great powers are near their end. >> the demand of liberal capitalism and multi-national corporations have caused a suffering of countless women, men and children in so many countries. >> ahmadinejad did not mention
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iran's nuclear program. tehran is still in violation of four u.n. security council resolutions. the council will discuss iran's nuclear program tomorrow. a secret donor has given a $1 million check to major tea party group to get out to vote this november. while a legal loophole may allow the donor to remain anonymous, there's nothing secret about the group's battle with the white house and some republicans and now rifts are opening up in the tea party itself. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has that story. >> reporter: from the start the tea party has been a patchwork of different groups all carrying the tea party name. >> the tea party i know is this right here. >> reporter: but here in washington tuesday one of those groups tea party patriots put its name out front announcing a $1 million donation from a secret donor. >> the donor requested anonymity in order to do. so. >> reporter: campaign finance laws allowed that donor to stay secret as long as the money is used for get out the vote efforts that does not mention candidates by name. following their success in the
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primaries the tea party movement is facing increasing sniping not only from democrats, but some established republicans. >> when we see the white house potentially taking aim at us and see political pundits naping at us and see folks inside -- sniping at us and see folks inside the svelteway doing that, it doesn't bother us. >> the challenge -- beltway doing that, it doesn't bother us. >> the challenge for the tea party movement is what specifically would you do? >> reporter: as president obama laid down a challenge for the tea partiers his spokesman denied a new york times story that the white house was planning a raid of anti-tea party tv ads leading up to the november elections. >> what was untrue is the story was predicated on a national ad campaign that neither existed nor was being contemplated. >> reporter: republican leaders who have found themselves targeted as tea party examples of washington overspending set to unveil a new blueprint for what the gop will do after november. >> i think we're getting back to basics, what makes us a party, what our core beliefs
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are, where we strayed and then what do we have to concentrate on to win? >> reporter: but for a movement that didn't exist in 2008, the tea party factor is already proving to be a major focus of the 2010 elections. who prevails in this three-way tug of war could very well determine the balance of power on capitol hill where democrats hold a 77-seat edge in the house and only a 16-seat edge in the senate. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. tonight fox 5 exposing new schemes that target children nationwide. >> we get reports of 14-year- olds who have home mortgages taken out on them in other state. >> how hackers are stealing identities of young children and what to do to protect your family. a father trying to do some damage control after this video went viral. what he has to say about the threats he made to a busful of kids next. i'm a homebuilder.
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my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister
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that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my american express open card to get half a million points to buy building materials to help build the jackson family a new home. well, i know if my dad was still around, he would have told me, with no doubt... he would have told me it's a no brainer and i knew that from the start. it was an honor. booming is moving forward by giving back.
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you're watching fox 5 news rat 10:00. we've all heard the horror stories about identity thefts, its effects on millions of americans, thieves using another person's personal information for financial gape. well, now investigators say -- gain. well, now investigators say they're seeing a growing trend of new victims, children. fox 5's reporter melanie alnwick explains how you can protect your child. >> reporter: we protect our kids from so many dangers, cars, chemicals, the occasional stray dog, but protecting their credit? >> that's the world in which we're living today. >> reporter: now you can add that to the list of things parents have to look out for. >> i think parents should be very worried. >> reporter: federal
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investigators have uncovered fraud schemes targeting kids and their social security numbers. that's caused social security's officer of inspector general to take a closer hook. >> from a credit record establishment standpoint a child's number would be valuable to have. >> reporter: because until a child gets a job there's no employment or credit history attached to that social security number and vulnerable, unscrupulous companies figured out how to crack the code explains john verde of the electronic privacy information center. >> the social security agency has made public how they establish and assign social security numbers. so identity thieves can reverse engineer that algorithm to identify social security numbers that are likely to be one, valid, two, have been issued and three, have been issued to young children. >> reporter: those numbers can be sold as credit protection numbers or cpns. >> cpns are a total scam. if someone is offering to sell you a cpn, it is a capital s,
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capital c, capital a, capital m scam. >> reporter: still people with bad credit are buying them to use on new credit applications. >> rather than take the years that it takes to rebuild it legit matily, people are willing to fall -- legitimately, people are willing to fall prey to schemes to use other nine digit numbers. >> reporter: the result? >> we get reports of 14-year- olds who have home mortgages taken out on them in other statements. >> reporter: teenagers like nicole trevino finding out when they really need it that their credit and social security numbers have ken ben compromised. >> i work -- have been compromised. >> i worked too hard for this to be ruined for me. >> reporter: the social security analysis team is working with federal agencies to see how big the problem is. >> we want to know exactly what's going on to know what we need to do to make sure that the number stays safe. >> reporter: there have been some government efforts to restrict a widespread use of social security numbers. still some have suggested another change in policy like
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issuing a dependent id number to children instead of a social. since 1989 the law says babies need ssns if parents want to claim a child's tax deduction. just in the last five years 20 million social security numbers have been issued to newborns, numbers that could be at risk. >> as parent you can do the same thing to check your child's security number that you do to check your own. >> reporter: keep the card in a safe place. contact social security and th suspect fraud. check with a credit reporting agency to see if there's a credit history under your child's ssn. there is the option to freeze that file if a report is found. >> parents shouldn't have to protect their children's credit, but the sad reality is that they do. >> reporter: your child's financial future may depend on it. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> by the way, the social security administration will change how it assigns those numbers starting next june. numbers will be random instead of by the formula the
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administration has been using since 1936. did you see this? a father in florida storming his daughter's school bus to confront the teenagers accused of bullying her. surveillance cameras were rolling when james willy jones threatened the students he believed were harassing his 13- year-old daughter. he says she has cerebral palsy and he could not stand by and watch her suffer. now jones is apologizing for actions he calls inappropriate. >> at that time i was going to be a dad and i was going to at least talk to the bus driver and find out what was going on with my daughter and why my daughter felt that way. when we were going to the bus stop, all of it started coming out and when i seen my daughter just break down, as a dad i snapped and i apologize again. i deeply apologize for that. >> jones was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function. he posted a $2,000 bail which i'm willing to bet every single
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father out there including myself would have paid for him if he asked. a frightening scene caught on camera in brazil. more than 100 people hurt, 22 of them seriously after that grandstand collapsed during a car race. the metal stands crumpled in less than a second. officials estimate about 500 people were sitting in stands sunday when it went down. authorities say structural faults may be to blame. it's a problem that plagues roads nationwide. now there's a renewed push to curb distracted driving, the new federal law about to go into effect and why some victims' families say it's not enough. there's new concerns about that so-called super bug, an update on what is being done to stop the threat before it spreads. but first surprising news from the housing market. neil cavuto has your business report. >> the fed not moving before the midterms in its last meeting ahead of the november elections the federal reserve keeping interest rates at record levels, but the fed
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saying it is ready to take more action if the economy does not improve. stocks not impressed, dow up about seven point, nasdaq and s&p dropping a little bit and how about this. some good news for housing. new home construction making a surprising 7 1/2% jump in august now at its highest level since april. apartment and condo construction way up, but single family homes lagging behind. not a positive sign for the future of the job market. 27 states reporting higher unemployment rates last month. that is nearly double the number reporting increases in july and a frozen food fight leaving conagra investors a little hungry. the food company cutting its profit outlook the rest of the year. major discounting across the board for frozen foods putting a chill on the business. that's business. i'm neil cavuto. .
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it the beginning of the end of an era. the space shuttle discovery rolled out for its final mission before the fleet is retired. discovery arrived at a kennedy space center launch pad earlier this morning. the shuttle has completed more flights than any other orbiter in the fleet. discovery's 39th and final mission is scheduled for november 1st. following a developing story out of utah tonight. firefighters are struggling against a wildfire that's already burned three houses. they did have the fire under control but strong winds spread the flames. the national guard admits to accidentally starting the fire with the machine gun in a practice area. no one checked to see if there was a high wind warning before allowing the exercise in dry conditions. officials say guard commanders waited two hours calling
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outside help. >> we're sorry, deeply sorry. these are the citizens we're sworn to protect. we did not do that sunday. >> the national guard has tried to help with the firefight flowing more than 100 troops, bulldozers and blackhawk helicopters. more than 1,400 residents of out of their homes. a quick look at the stories for the news edge at 11:00, a woman found dead in an apartment in building prince george's county. the violent scene unfolded in the middle of the day, the edge on the hunt for the killer. plus should the fda require a label on lab created fish and how soon might you see genetically engineered salmon on your plate? and she claimed a stranger threw acid in her face, turns out she lied. now she's facing charges. ioou
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms...
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doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. summer heat is returning and along with it a chance for thunderstorms, forecast next. oweanyo
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colombian officials are trying to figure out how a 15- year-old boy was able to sneak onto a flight to chile. cameras show the boy walking closely behind passengers through checkpoints at the bogota airport, breezing through others. he had no passport, no ticket. the teen's father reported him missing saturday night. the man received a phone call from chile sunday and was told his son had been picked up. a renewed effort today to stop the dangerous habit of distracted driving. nearly 5,500 last year people died in crashes linked to cell phone use, texting or other distractions. today families who lost loved ones in those wrecks shared their stories. fox 5's beth parker reports. >> reporter: maryland native heather hurd was on her way to meet her wedding plan irwhen a tractor trailer driver slammed into her -- planner when a tractor trailer driver slammed into her car. he was text messaging. her parents live in maryland but are working to spread their message nationwide. they know texting while driving
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kills. >> everyone has a heather in their life. it may not be a daughter or son. it could be a grandchild or husband or wife, but someone you love with all your heart and to realize that you could lose them forever because of something as ridiculous as sending a text message or a phone call, people need to realize that. >> reporter: the hurds attended the u.s. department of transportation's distracted driving summit. transportation secretary ray lahood said texting and driving is an epidemic. >> if you're looking down at your texting device for four to five seconds, you drive the length of a football field. in a 4,000-pound unguided missile. >> reporter: just outside the summit on ninth street northwest. [ honking horns ] >> reporter: npd officers have no trouble finding violators of the hands free cell phone use law. new federal rules will soon ban commercial bus and truck drivers from texting on the job. family members say it's not
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just texting but talking, too. gina harris' daughter brittany was talking on her cell phone when she hit an oncoming vehicle. >> there was an accident. i'm thinking fine, where's she at. let's go. you don't think the police are going to come tell you that your oldest child is gone. ma'am, she didn't make it. >> reporter: beth parker, fox 5 news. got a little warm-up you're telling us, sue palka? >> yeah. it won't be terribly warm, though. >> are we going to be able to turn off the air conditionerrer? it gets up to like 80 -- conditioner? it gets up to like 80 degrees overnight. >> the windows are open and the air conditioning is on, not good. >> they were. they we closed it down, plus the neighbors are loud, no big deal. >> it's that kind of a drill with the windows open at night and you're freezing in the morning and the rest of the day gets really hot again.
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we are going to be around 90 the next three days. >> wow. >> this has really been a hot one, hasn't it? >> welcome fall. >> it's just a continuation of what we've been putting up with. minus the big humidity. you'll notice it being a little more humid tomorrow, but it won't be dew points near 70. it will be in the low 60s we think and it's really comfortable out there tonight. we haven't gotten that heating underway just yet. we want to show you the temperatures we hit today up to 80 degrees, very comfortable at reagan and dulles, dwi77 degrees. a lot of places were in the 40s last night, so a really chilly start for us. tomorrow fall begins at 11:09. we still get mostly summer day tomorrow and it's certainly going to feel like it, not just tomorrow but the next three days at or a little bit above 90 wednesday, thursday and friday. there could be a couple of thunderstorms around tomorrow afternoon as well. there will be a bit of a trigger and with that heat and some humidity will be a little unstable, nothing severe expected but watch for storms
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between 4:00 and 6:00. i'll show you the timing coming up. as we head into the weekend, we'll have some nicer days, but i also think there may be an area of low pressure to keep an eye on. good news it, would bring us some badly needed rain but the bad news is nobody wants it on the weekend, right? let's just be honest about it and we don't really have good agreement with our computer modelings yet on that. we'll say now we -- models yet on that. we'll say now we have think the weekend forecast needs to be modeled. another front comes on through and we'll drop to 82 on saturday and could be cooler for sunday, thinking mid-70s with a chance of some rain. tonight we aren't seeing it get as chilly as it has. 61 frederick, 64 gaithersburg. with the wind direction changing we'll likely see our temperature in the district drop to about ticket 3 degrees, not those mid-and upper 50s we had last night and not 40s in the suburbs, but certainly some 50s. so comfortably cool but not really chilly. we turn up the heat tomorrow, though, and we will watch for
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the possibility of some late afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms. our temperature of 90 degrees. here's the planner so you can see how fast we warm-up tomorrow. definitely a warm sunny take, 67 at 8:00 in the morning. by noon -- day, 67 at 8:00 in the morning. by noon up to 85 degrees and by 4:00 our temperature of 90 and we'll watch radar closely which you'll be able to do, too, on www.myfoxdc.com, but let's give you some idea of timing as we check out our max hd futurecast. it's a bit of a prethrottle trough we'll see trying to fire up a skin -- trough we'll see trying to fire up a skinny band of thunderstorms that could swing through around 10:00 tomorrow night giving two chances for badly needed showers. it's not a lot. you can easily tell that. then we clear out, get hot going back into our friday time period and certainly on thursday and we watch for a second front that may affect us in the weekend. also to let you know in the
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tropics the caribbean is getting more active, something to watch in the eastern caribbean, not a depression yet, but this could turn into tropical storm matthew and why matthew? because lisa already formed yet. tropical storm lisa actually early this morning is still about 550 miles out to the west of the cape verde island moving very slowly. i don't think we'll have to worry about that one, but we'll watch the caribbean. plenty to keep our eyes on, the heat and tropics both active. 90 tomorrow, 91 thursday, watch for those afternoon showers and storm to them and the next chance would be late saturday and maybe a chance for showers on sunday. very much a forecast that could change. >> okay. >> we'll keep you posted. >> thank you, sue. redskins quarterback donovan mcnabb and a few other teammates and more than 650 local kids hit a guinness book world record today. they now hold the record for the largest virtual exercise lesson. mcnabb helped the kids perform fitness drills as part of the
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play 60 campaign, an effort to fight childhood obesity by encouraging kids to play for an hour a day. the skins sponsored the event. d.c. will soon have a second pediatric emergency room. crews are putting finishing touches on a new front entrance at the united medical center building. it used to be called greater southeast community hospital. children's hospital which operates the only children's e.r. in the city got an $11 million federal grant to open a second facility right on the d.c. prince george's county line. managers are ready for the families at all income levels. >> fever, sore throat, broken bone, whatever, we're here to provide service and if they need us to help them find a home, a medical home, we're here to do that. that's why we're here. >> the city's second pediatric e.r. opens its doors tuesday at 7 a.m. there are new concerns about a worldwide threat, a super bug resistant to antibiotics spreading around the world and the national centers for disease control and prevention says it's creeping
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closer to us. fox's brit moreno has the story. >> reporter: an organism too advanced for our medical experts. >> super bug. they call it super ball because it has resistance to almost all different it ant -- bug because it has resistance to almost all the different antibiotics we have. >> reporter: he says doctors are unable to produce an antibiotic that combats the organism. here at banner medical center lab workers inspect diseases. doctor sabul says the super bug has a gene that produces an unbeatable enzyme. >> we do not have drugs for these multi-drug resistant super bugs. >> reporter: so the bug continues to mutate and infect people. without antibiotics people must depend on their immune systems and depend fend for themselves. >> the bug is causing a major disease and you don't treat it, 20% might get better. 80% may go on to die. >> reporter: the super bug originated in india but spread all over the world. most of the cases involve people who have been treated in
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indian hospitals, but the bug is easily transferable. >> we have become a very small world in terms of transportation of nasty organisms. >> reporter: brit moreno, fox news. coming up next after months of anticipation the new season of glee is finally here. we talk to the actors about what to expect coming up. tonight at 11:00 coach shanahan cutting a redskins player in the wake of this weekend's heartbreaking loss. the news edge just minutes away. >> today's five-day forecast is brought to you by your local dodge jeep and chrysler dealer. e
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and brand-new performances. we recently talked with cast members about this season. >> reporter: after a tough loss at regionals the glee club is back at mckinley high. >> you have to go from a small rebel force to a giant wall of sound! >> reporter: faced with more budget cuts mr. shoester pushes the kids to recruit new members like sam evans. >> get on board of a project like this that's this hot you kind of know that it's going to be one of those things where it's just -- mine it's something you could show on tv. >> reporter: -- i mean it's something you could show on tv. >> reporter: singing sensation sherie admits to being a big fan and admits to being a bit nervous about being on it. what are you nervous about? >> it's my first ever time at acting and comedy because i'm more in singing and dancing. so this is my first acting. i'm nervous, but i'm excited, though. >> reporter: the musical comedy has indeed shot the cast of the
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show to superstardom causing established stars to want to get in on the action like credit britney spears and john stamos both set to appear this season. at what point did you realize >> i went to the philippines and it was nuts how much they hof the show over there. i'm like when you go in a different country and people watch a show you only think is big in america, that's when it hits you and you're like wow. >> reporter: two certified gold albums, more than 10 million song downloads and an incredible 19 emmy nominations. may these underdogs continue to overachieve well into their sophomore season. colleen morris, fox 5 news. the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian bolt are now with the news edge at 11:00. -- bolter now with the news edge at 11:00. prince george's county police on the hunt for a killer. the crime scene unfolded on greenbelt road this afternoon, a woman found dead in an apartment complex. fox 5's roby chavez working this one all afternoon live on the scene